It's likely that Class S is also on alert as the postseason approaches.
The Crusaders are undefeated in the NVL, and they boast a 11-2-1 record overall. The losses were to Class L Amity and Class M Daniel Hand, and the tie came against Class LL Cheshire. For reference about the recent success of those three programs, Cheshire was third in Class LL, Hand was third in M, and Amity fourth in L.
Holy Cross has faced strong competition outside the NVL. That competition continues as the Crusaders close the regular season Thursday at defending Class M champion Weston at 4:30 p.m. Holy Cross finished as Class S runner-up to Weston in 2015 and 2016.
In Holy Cross' most recent meet on Feb. 6, the Crusaders beat Sacred Heart 96-81 at Kennedy High School. Chris Fryer had individual wins in the 200-yard IM and 100 free. Other individual victories came from Sam Mason in the 50 freestyle, Madison Smith in diving, John Tucker in the 100 butterfly and Lucas Racevicius in the 500 freestyle.
Holy Cross also won the 200 medley (Luciano D'Amelio, Nick Galasso, Adam Fernandes, Tom Pompeii) and 200 freestyle (Tucker, Ben Bowler, Alex Ford, Mason) relays.
After Weston, the postseason -- and a hunt for championship hardware -- begins for Holy Cross.